Maryland
Public School Ratings



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Maryland Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Maryland School Districts by City
Number Of Students 887,136
Number Of Maryland Schools 1,423
Number Of Maryland School Districts 27
Spending Per Student $15,796

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.2182636427265
4th Grade 43.3921306811768
5th Grade 43.2791577295613
6th Grade 39.0132598979261
7th Grade 45.2250781689894
8th Grade 41.0712253489818
10th Grade 43.0894903190062
11th Grade 24.7547420872422

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 42.8760661308166
4th Grade 40.136495450543
5th Grade 38.8517373732813
6th Grade 33.0252055638492
7th Grade 30.9238869311379
8th Grade 18.4525089114341
10th Grade 34.4376602450179
11th Grade 42.1964560520196

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 40.3% 50.6%
Black 35.3% 16.0%
Hispanic 17.1% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.8% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 48.4%
English Language Learners 7.8% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.0% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.84
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Maryland Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,042,718 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 616 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.0% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 33.2% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.5% 26.1%
65 Or Older 14.2% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,177,684 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.8% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 39.0% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 20.4% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.7% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.1% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.5% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.8% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 9.7% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 7.9% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,779 $7,787,972,868 55.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $667 $592,121,957 4.2%
Staff $750 $665,638,761 4.8%
General Administration $110 $97,778,176 0.7%
School Administration $972 $861,947,948 6.2%
Operation $1,258 $1,115,772,172 8.0%
Transportation $746 $661,761,279 4.7%
Other $398 $353,317,097 2.5%
Total Support $4,901 $4,348,236,497 31.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,116 $1,876,765,936 13.4%
Total Expenditures $15,796 $14,012,876,812 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%